Wang & Buckley on The Coming Central Bank Digital Currency Revolution and the E-CNY

Heng Wang (Singapore Management University – Yong Pung How School of Law; University of New South Wales (UNSW) – Faculty of Law & Justice) and Ross P. Buckley (University of New South Wales (UNSW) – Faculty of Law & Justice) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

The only central bank money individuals and businesses have today is cash. Everything else they use as money is commercial bank promises. Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) will likely change all this by putting central bank money into everyone’s hands. China is a front runner in this revolution, and its CBDC, the e-CNY, may well in time profoundly affect the international economic order. This article analyses the major considerations around the e-CNY, its ramifications in particular for trade, and its possible challenges.